soulrefugee (46) - Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Well, I donít know what a Vienna lager is supposed to taste like but bought it based on its statement of having a "smooth malty flavor", which is a type of flavor I like in beer. I found it very enjoyable, and feel that it does have a smooth malty flavor with just a little hops in there for some zing. It seems rich, and it seems to have some character to it, but it is not at all expensive. It does remind me somewhat of the european Marzen style which Iíve enjoyed before, but found to be a little overbearing. This trader joeís vienna lager works fine for me for sure.
DYCSoccer17 (3158) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 16, 2013
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle from a mixed 12 pack purchased at Trader Joes in Davis, CA. The aroma is awkward. Sweet, fruity, floral. Some boiled vegetables, too. Pours a nice transparent copper color with a small, white head. Decent lacing, too. Starts with some sweet, caramel maltiness. Becomes a little nutty and lightly toasted in the middle. Finishes with slight metallic, herbal bitterness. Not bad, if you can get past the aroma.
joeneugs (2577) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. It pours a very clear amber color with a small off white head. The aroma is pretty neutral with some toast and mildly fruity Munich quality. The flavor is pretty dry, but has some noticeable caramel malts in the background. Darker flavor than some Viennas, but not a lot of character. Mild bitterness in the finish. A pretty decent drinker.
Beergeek23322 (1709) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 12, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
11/15/2012. Bottle from Trader Joeís. Straw yellow color with a white head. Malty aromas with light hops, fruit, caramel. Bready flavors with caramel showing through. Medium carbonation. Meh.
Mora2000 (5147) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 3, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Amber pour with a white head. The aroma is full of toffee. The flavor has some caramel, toffee and earth. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
beerbill (3179) - Laurel, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. bottle labelled as Josephs Brau Vienna Lager. Pours a clear gold with a thin-moderate white head. The aroma is strong on lager yeast with a few notes of caramel and hay. The flavor is again dominated by lager yeast, although not quite as strongly as the aroma, with a bit of caramel sweetness. Mild bitterness at the finish. Medium bodied.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Mora2000) Pours a clear golden body with a small white head. Aroma of grain, caramel, and biscuit. Flavor of caramel, toasted grain, earthiness, toffee, and golden raisins.
DCLawyer (1167) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 10, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Labeled as Josephsbrau Vienna Style Lager. Bottle->SA. Copper with huge frothy offwhite head. Malt, corn, grass, spice. Not a fan.
mike5326 (469) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from a cold bottle. Clear golden color, light short lived white head, no lacing with soft carbonation. Yeast and musty aroma. Light fruity body, light watery butter flavor with a weak finish.
Luvystypotables (214) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2013
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very mild aroma of hops and yeast. Smooth mild flavor, great colour, palate has a hint of bread.
Oilspot (5) - Atkinson, Maine, USA - SEP 5, 2013 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Some beers have me at hello. Like Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA. I hate to drink it because itís then not there to smell, and thatís where this brew grabbed me, by the nose. Maybe Iím not used to the style, but what 90 does with hops, this does with malt. Toasty sweet grassy grainy malt. As for the rest of the experience, nothing to fault. A bit sweet and sticky, but balanced well enough. Great for the price, like all TJ beer, probably not the pinnacle of itsí style, but plenty good.